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Handmade in Colorado Expo 2018

Location:
Central Park in Boulder
Boulder, Colorado (West)

Phone: 720-272-7467
Event Dates: 9/21/18 - 10/7/18
Application Deadline: 10/3/18 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The Handmade in Colorado Expo on September 21, 22, 23 in Downtown Denver and on October 6 & 7 in Boulder

The 11th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is a juried event showcasing some of Colorado's best fine art and contemporary craft.  This is the only art and craft festival in the state that is exclusive to Colorado artisans and designers.  The event will feature a vast array of independent designers producing original handcrafted goods from a wide array of media including metals, paper, glass, fibers, food, fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is the designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items sold by exhibitors that will interact directly with their customers.   This event has free admission and some great Local live music. Come support your local artists and craftspeople in their pursuit of creativity made by hand.   Experience Live Art, Enjoy Free Live Music from Colorado bands and musicians at the longest running and best festival exclusive to Colorado artists and crafters!
This 8 day, 3 City, celebration of local art takes place during 3 awesome weekends in Estes Park in Bond Park on 8/25 & 8/26; Denver in Skyline Park on 9/21, 9/22, & 9/23 and Boulder in Central Park on 10/6 & 10/7. Join the fun and excitement & reserve your space today at this very popular & well attended event.

General Information
You are invited to be part of the Handmade in Colorado Expo. This well attended art festival will take place in Estes Park in Bond Park on 8/25 & 8/26; Denver in Skyline Park on 9/21, 9/22, & 9/23 and Boulder in Central Park on 10/6 & 10/7.  This unique event offers both professional and emerging artists the opportunity to participate in a popular free event that draws large crowds of enthusiastic art buyers and has great live music.
    This premier art event is held during some of the busiest weekends of the whole year for these already vibrant locations.  The Handmade in Colorado Expo is conveniently located in extremely prime downtown locations during extremely busy times of the year.  These events attract several thousands of people in Denver, and Boulder
     The Denver event is taking place in the city center in vibrant Skyline Park, located along the 16th Street Mall.  The 16th Street Mall has been rated the #1 visitor attraction in the Denver metro area by Longwood International Studies and has the highest pedestrian count out of any street in the State. In addition to the thousands of pedestrians on the Mall, Skyline Park has a RTD FREE MallRide bus stop which on an average weekday, is utilized by over 48,000 people.  During the week, there are over 100,000 people that work within 1 mile of Skyline Park.  The Denver event draws very large crowds and has been very successful in past years.  The Handmade in Colorado Expo in Denver is also happening during the Great American Beer Festival.  The GABF is one of the biggest events of the year in Downtown Denver that brings an additional 70,000 + people to downtown Denver, and had a $29.3 million economic impact on the city of Denver in 2017.  
      The Boulder event is taking place in Central Park. This is a very busy and highly visible location in vibrant Downtown Boulder, located along the Boulder Creek and features a busy pedestrian walkway and is 1.5 blocks from the Pearl Street Mall.   This event is happening in conjunction with some big exciting events happening simultaneously in Boulder that weekend, which include the very popular Boulder Farmers Market which will be taking place on 13th Street which borders Central Park.   The Boulder Farmers Market was recently ranked as the #1 farmers market in the country by USA Today.  The weekend of the Expo is the University of Colorado’s Parent’s Weekend, which is one of Boulder’s busiest weekends of the year with over 40,000 additional people coming to town.  There is a CU Football homegame on Saturday.  The Expo will also be happening in conjunction with the Green Blue Festival featuring a great lineup of live music and live art all weekend to raise funds for the Colorado Ocean Alliance.  There will also be the Boulder Indigenous People Day celebration, both of these events will be happening adjacent to the Handmade in Colorado Expo in the Bandshell amphitheater inside Central Park.   To top it off the popular Boulder Adventure Film Festival will be happening nearby that weekend.
      These 3 excellent locations are in the center of Downtown and draw thousands of people which will put the participating artists in front of an extremely high flow of customer traffic.  With the events’ prime downtown locations, extensive marketing campaign, and free admission, this premier event attracts a very large number of attendees along with a high number of sophisticated and affluent art buyers.
The Handmade in Colorado Expo is in our top tier Signature Events series with enhanced advertising & marketing campaigns.  These shows will also feature some great live music by Colorado musicians on all 7 days
More details can be found at:  www.handmadeincolorado.com

We invite all artists from Colorado to apply to the 2018 festival.   All participants must make their own merchandise and reside in the State of Colorado (sorry but there will be no exceptions to this criteria).   This event is open to all mediums of art, craft, and food items.  This is an Art and Craft Festival so all work sold must be of original design and all items must be handmade. 
    Approximately 100 booth spaces will be available for each event.   The participants in this show will be chosen by a jury. The jurors will view the five images a product description and artist statement. We strives to maintain a well-rounded show with quality workmanship through its anonymous jurying process.  The objective to select artwork that is unique, representative of a broad range of media, and that demonstrates creativity and originality in concept, design, and execution. Every category and style of work is balanced intentionally for a fair amount of competition between artists and the overall variety and appeal of the festival to customers. Artists may apply in more than one category, but must submit separate applications and jury fees for each medium.  The jury is composed of Colorado artists representing various media.  The number of exhibitors in each category and selection of exhibitors shall be determined by the jury.  Once the show is full we will keep have a wait list on a category basis.
Colorado Events produces multiple shows throughout the year, therefore we have an ongoing jury process that meets twice monthly and juries by category. We recommend that you apply early as the show and/or most categories will fill quickly. Upon receiving an invitation to participate in the show, you will need to submit a vendor booth fee in a timely manner to secure your space in the show. Simply accepting the invitation on ZAPP will not secure your space in the show. The Zapp site will be updated when categories and/or the show closes; at which time “wait list” applications will then be accepted.

Required Images: 5  (a booth shot is recommended) 
If a booth shot is not available, a grouping of work is acceptable. All images are juried anonymously so please be sure your name or business name does not appear in the image or image title.
Applicants must submit five color digital images that represent your work, via the ZAPP application.  If possible you should use one of the five images to show your both display.

Event Marketing and Advertising:  
Advertising and publicity are top priorities, to ensure a successful show.   To attract quality buyers, our marketing plan includes: color ads in the local newspapers, direct mail, ads in several local magazines, email blasts directly to past attendees, and a vast amount of sponsored ads on social media and targeted websites.  We also utilize flyers, posters, banners, rack cards, signs, and several online event calendars.


Company Description and Mission Statement
   Colorado Events is a local nonprofit organization that has been producing high quality events since 2002.   Colorado's premier event planning organization, connecting artists & crafters with the community at a series of Art Festivals, Outdoor Markets, Street Fairs, Holiday Craft Shows, and Special Events in some of Colorado’s most prominent downtown and tourist locations.  Our mission is to organize community events that increase public knowledge and appreciation for visual arts, fine crafts, and supporting local merchants, by creating opportunities that connect artists and local businesses, with the community for their mutual benefit. 
     We produce approximately 50 free public event dates a year in Downtown Boulder, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte, Denver, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Grand Lake, Longmont, & Manitou Springs.      Colorado Events creates a platform for visual arts and handmade crafts in Colorado.  These events create a viable way for the participating artists and crafts people to grow their  businesses, generate income, and build their brand coupled with our affordable vendor fees creates an outstanding opportunity to the participating artists.  Our events feature a vast array of independent designers that are both emerging and experienced artisans.  We also offer a very affordable annual pass option.  
This is a summary of the events that we are producing in 2018:
The Urban Market on 6/2, 6/9, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 7/28, 8/2, 8/18, 8/23, 9/6, 9/27, 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Boulder Market on 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 8/12, 8/19 in Central Park in Downtown Boulder
The 16th Street Fair on June 22 & 23, August 10 & 11, and September 28 & 29 on the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver
The June Jubilee on June 15 & 16 in Acacia Park in Downtown Colorado Springs
The Garden of the Arts on July 7 & 8 in Memorial Park in Downtown Manitou Springs
The Urban Home Show in Denver on July 14 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Mile High Global Bazaar in Denver on July 20, 21, 22 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Art in the Square on August 4 & 5 in Old Town Square in Downtown Fort Collins
The Handmade in Colorado Expo on August 25 & 26 in Bond Park in Downtown Estes Park
The Grand Lake Art Fest on September 8 & 9 in Town Park in Downtown Grand Lake
The ARTumn Festival on September 15 & 16 on Elk Avenue in Downtown Crested Butte
The Handmade in Colorado Expo on September 21, 22, 23 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Handmade in Colorado Expo on October 6 & 7 in Central Park in Downtown Boulder
The Urban Holiday Market in Denver on November 3 & 4 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Boulder Holiday Market on November 10 in Central Park in Downtown Boulder
The Boulder Holiday Gift Festival on December 9 inside the Boulder YMCA
The Last Chance Gift Fest on December 15 & 16 inside the Exhibit Hall at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont
 
For more details, photos, and information about all of our events, please check our website:  www.coloradoevents.net

Rules/Regulations
1. All work exhibited must be created and produced by the artist.  The artist must reside in Colorado.
2. Only original artwork, crafts and reproductions of your work may be displayed or offered for sale.
3.  Work which is imported, mass produced or manufactured will not be accepted.
4.  Overnight security will be provided but, Colorado Events will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen merchandise.
5. Booth sharing is permitted, but both artists need to meet the jury selection process.  For shared booths, both artists must be juried individually. Each applicant will be notified individually.
6.  Exhibitors agree to remain set up for the entire duration of the festival.
7.  Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting all taxes.  We will provide easy to follow instructions on how to do so, after you have been accepted into the show.
8.  Exhibitors are responsible for setting up their booths and also for cleaning up their exhibitor space at the end of each day. Please leave the area around your booth space clear of all trash including cigarette butts. 
9.  When possible, exhibitors are encouraged to demonstrate their art or craft.
10.     All booths must be weighted.  Absolutely no staking allowed.
11.   Tents, weights, tie downs, tables, displays, fixtures, extension cords and any other items necessary for the booth and display are to be provided by the exhibitor.   Colorado Events does rent a limited number of canopy tents.
12.   Handwritten signs and sale signs are prohibited.
13.  Electricity is available on a limited basis for an additional fee of $15 per day.  One electricity fee is sufficient for double booths.
14.  The show will happen “Rain or Shine”.  Colorado has great sunny weather throughout this time of year, but be prepared for any weather situation.
15.  Artists will be notified via email of their acceptance and all future correspondence.


Booth Information
Images: 5 (a booth shot is recommended) 
If a booth shot is not available, a grouping of work is acceptable. All images are juried anonymously so please be sure your name or business name does not appear in the image or image title.
Applicants must submit five color digital images that represent your work, via the ZAPP application.  If possible you should use one of the five images to show your both display.

Fee (Jury Fee (non-refundable)): $15

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

Show Location and Hours
Handmade in Colorado Expo in Estes Park
Bond Park - MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 or 200 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Open 10am – 7pm on Saturday; 10am - 6pm on Sunday
 
Handmade in Colorado Expo in Denver
Skyline Park - 1100 16th Street Mall, Denver CO 80202 - 16th Street Mall & Arapahoe Street in Downtown Denver
Open 11am – 7pm on Friday and Saturday; 11am -6pm on Sunday
 
Handmade in Colorado Expo in Boulder              
Central Park - 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
Open 9am – 6pm on Saturday; 11am - 6pm on Sunday


Booth spaces are 10' wide by 10' deep. A limited number of Corner booth locations and Double booths (10’ x 20’) are also available.  Displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing.


Jury application Fee for the Handmade in Colorado Expo   $15

You can sign up for any combination of event dates for the Handmade in Colorado Expo on August 25 & 26 in Estes Park & on September 21, 22, 23 in Downtown Denver and on October 6 & 7 in Boulder.  We have the option to do all 7 event dates, or just 1 or 2 weekends of the event, and we even have single day booths as an option.

BOOTH FEES (Due upon acceptance):

Discounted Fee for an Exhibitor Space at all 7 dates of the 2018 Handmade in Colorado Expo    $600

ESTES PARK– August 25th & 26th                Saturday, & Sunday
2 day Exhibitor Space in Bond Park        $210
2 day Exhibitor Space in Bond Park        (discounted for Estes Park residents)   $165
1 day Exhibitor Space in Bond Park        - A limited # of 1 day vendor spaces will be available     $130
* The above prices already include the Estes Park town vendor license fee.
 
DENVER - September 21, 22, & 23              Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
3 day Exhibitor Space in Skyline Park       $290
2 day Exhibitor Space in Skyline Park       $195
1 day Exhibitor Space in Skyline Park       $105
3 day Exhibitor Space in the front row along the 16th St Mall in front of Skyline Park – You can use a 10’ x 10’ canopy tent but your tent will go over a flower bed / wall and your booth size will be approximately 6’ deep x 10’ wide    $375
 
 
BOULDER– October 6th & 7th                                      Saturday & Sunday
2 day Exhibitor Space in Central Park       $190
2 day Exhibitor Space in Central Park (discounted for residents that live in the City limits of Boulder)   $165
1 day Exhibitor Space in Central Park       $110
 
Daily Fee for Optional Upgrades:             
Corner Booth Location      (Only available for 2 day and 3 day vendors at each event)    add $20 per day
Pick you booth location             add $20 per day
10’ x 10’ Canopy Tent Rental    add $25 per day
Electricity  add $15 per day
                                                                  
Artists retain all proceeds from their sales and no commission is asked from the artist.
Exhibitors that have been invited to exhibit by the jury may purchase their booth products on Zapplication by credit card or you also have the option to pay via check,   If you are paying by check then please make the check payable to "Colorado Events" and send it to:
Colorado Events, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, E4-720, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Medium Categories – (No forms of mass production are permitted) - All participants must make their own merchandise and reside in the State of Colorado

Artisan Crafter: Agricultural products, gourmet foods, bakeries, bottled beverages (nonalcoholic), bath/body, health/wellness, flowers and garden, candles, soaps, aromatics, children's clothing and toys, pet items.  Please note: all edible items for sale must be prepackaged for consumption.
 
Ceramics, decorative: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category.

Ceramics, functional: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category.

Computer generated/digital art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer.

Drawing/Pastels: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.

Fiber, Wearable: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leather work, tapestry, and paper making.  Manufactured clothing with unique applied art will be considered.

Fiber, Woven/Non-Woven: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leather work, tapestry, and paper making.

Glass: Only hand-crafted glass work will be accepted.

Graphics/printmaking: Original works made with pen, pencil, charcoal or traditional printmaking. Prints hand pulled by artists from traditional methods, including etching, engraving, silkscreen, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, produced in signed and numbered limited editions from an original image created by the artist.

Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, or other materials must be entered in this category.   Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.

Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals.

Mixed media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3 dimensional that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.

Painting, oil or acrylic: Works created in oils and acrylics are in this category. Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as canvas, with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks.

Painting, watercolor: Works created in watercolor are in this category. Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his/her direct supervision, are included in this category.

Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.

Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
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